keeping him down a little bit. his spokesperson today did say, make no make about it, this guy's humor, his trademark sense of humor is in tact and all of his family members seem to say the same. so it seems as though he's getting better, but it's going to take some time. candy? >> miguel marquez, that's great news. we wish the former president well. thanks for your report. i asked cnn's chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta for his take on the former president's health and the treatment he's getting in the intensive care unit. >> age, obviously, has to play a factor here. there's no two ways about that. and i think, you know, i'll tell you, as a physician, when we have an elderly patient in the icu, that's usually the first person, the first patient that we're making rounds on, and, you know, everybody has a heightened level of concern. but what we're hearing from the office, as you know, candy is, look, he's talking, even joking around with his doctors.